Silky Dogwood - Cornus amomum | Pots ready spring & fall

Common name: Silky Dogwood

Scientific name: Cornus amomum

Example mature size: 2 m tall, 2.5 m wide; 7 ft tall, 8.5 ft wide

Sunlight: Full-sun, Partial-sun

Water: Medium-wet, Medium-dry, Average

Soil: Loam

Blooms: White in June

Ontario plant status: Native Shrub, Common

Natural habitats: Forest-shaded, Riverbanks-beaches, Roadsides-ravines

Wildlife benefits: Bees/wasps 🐝, Beneficial insects 🐞, Songbirds 🐦

Points of interest: - Good source of food for many birds and small animals - Grows well in most soil conditions but prefers wet areas - Blue berries form after flowering is finished - Stems are red in colour - Leaves turn purple in the fall